Italian electric motorcycle manufacturer CRP unveiled a near-production prototype of its new Energica sportbike. Due to appear at next week?s EICMA show in Milan, the Energica will enter production in 2014 for the U.S. and European markets.
The first electric motorcycle to be entirely developed and produced in Italy, the Energica is the product of CRP?s experience in TTXGP racing. Racer Alessandro Branetti won the 2010 TTXGP European Championship on the Energica?s predecessor, the eCRP 1.2 and finished second in the World Championship that same year.
CRP claims a range of 150 km (93.2 miles) and a top speed of 220 kph (136.7 mph). CRP also claims a maximum output of 134 hp and 118 ft-lb. from the Energica?s oil-cooled permanent magnet AC motor. The motor is mounted far back in the chassis to improve rear wheel traction.